Mr Christophe Girod takes up his duties as the Third Member of CMP
Release Date: Jul 03, 2006
(Nicosia, 3 July 2006) – The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) is pleased to announce that Mr Christophe Girod has officially taken up his duties as Third Member of the Committee, during a formal event held within the United Nations Protected Area.
The CMP was honoured by the presence at the event of their Excellencies, Mr. Tassos Papadopoulos and Mr. Mehmet Ali Talat. The Members of the CMP welcomed their presence as a tangible message of support and was gratified by the reaffirmation of their commitment to the progress of the work of the Committee.
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Michael Møller, who hosted the event, welcomed Mr. Girod. He emphasised the importance of the work being carried out by the CMP and hoped that his arrival as a full-time Member of the Committee will help accelerate the closing of this painful chapter in the history of Cyprus.
The two Cypriot Members also welcomed Mr. Girod and stated that the strengthening of the Committee will contribute to the implementation of its humanitarian mandate for the benefit of the families of missing persons in Cyprus.